New cosponsors for H.R. 676 are rolling in everyday, with 5 in just the past week (including the bill's very first Blue Dog Democrat and fiscal conservative - Jim Cooper, from Tennessee) bringing us up to a total of 104!
Non-cosponsoring Democrats are now a minority in the House; this makes it increasingly hard for them to say no. We need to capitalize on this momentum to get as many cosponsors - of every party - on the bill as we can.
We need your help to identify priority targets. Amazingly, most of the recent supporters aren't "low-hanging fruit" (such as previous cosponsors or members of the Progressive Caucus), which means that there's plenty of opportunities to organize conservative Democrats and Independents, and hopefully get our first Republican on board as well.
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John Conyers, lead sponsor of H.R. 676, recently said in an interview that he's "never seen more excitement and energy for (single payer) than ever before". This is truly a unique moment in our movement - let's get the most out of it!
Stephanie Nakajima Director of Communications Healthcare-NOW!
Healthcare-NOW! is a grassroots organization that fights to end the health insurance crisis by educating and advocating for improved Medicare-for-all legislation, such as HR 676.